Ben Monder: Hatchet Face


Hatchet Face


Ben Monder (guitar)


Excavation (Sunny Side 1157)

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Ben Monder (guitar), Theo Bleckmann (vocals), Skuli Sverrisson (bass), Jim Black (drums).

Recorded: Germantown, New York, June 30 and July 19-20, 1999


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Showcasing a wide variety of influences and disparaging sounds ranging from fusion-oriented soundscapes to heavy metal riffing, the mind of Ben Monder comes alive on "Hatchet Face." Although the winding twists and turns are tough to follow at times, Monder and crew seem to run their specific brand of voodoo down with ease. Offering an interesting alternative to other jazz-influenced epics comprised mostly of improvisation and/or soloing, the cut is essential for listeners with patience and an open min

Reviewer: Dane Orr


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